Let's talk smart cities - Daily Roundup - 6/12

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MOBILITY

What global smart cities and vision zero initiatives are getting wrong

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One key part of vision zero Initiatives is to use crowdsourced traffic data to identify high-risk areas for accidents and slowdowns. The idea of responding after accidents have occurred is still decidedly low-tech. What is needed, are systems like the new Uber apps that track driving behavior in real time and can identify accident probabilities before they occur.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Malaysia, Kazakhstan to cooperate on green technology implementation

Two countries, Malaysia and Kazakhstan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for bilateral cooperation in renewable energy, green buildings, smart cities, and carbon emission mitigation. This joint agreement can contribute to realizing goals for 50% renewable energy usage by 2050.

 

How IoT is playing a key role in protecting the Environment

IoT is a communication paradigm in which everyday objects are equipped with micro-controllers, transceivers for digital communication, and suitable protocol stacks for cross communication. Collecting details about sewers, air quality, and garbage. Monitoring woods, rivers, lakes, and oceans. The applications for IoT devices and sensors are endless.

 

CITY PLANNING

‘Why Nigerian cities lacked coherent physical planning’

Exponential growth in city populations is uncovering the absence of National Spatial Physical Planning Policy framework which is burdening States and local councils with urban planning in Nigeria. Issues of climate change, smart development, public participation and inclusive planning approaches are being stressed in planning regulations.

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Cisco: IP traffic shoots up to 3 zettabytes by 2021, video will be 80% of it

Cisco released its annual forecast of internet trends with ‘82 percent of all consumer IP traffic will be video’ the headline. Also in the forecast are projections for IoT. Half of the 27 billion connected devices in 2021 will be IoT objects and healthcare is taking the lead with 30% annual growth in IoT devices.